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2011-11-14 23:43:57

University of Minnesota research suggests that wastewater treated with standard technologies contributes far greater quantities A new University of Minnesota study reveals that the release of treated municipal wastewater — even wastewater treated by the highest-quality treatment technology — can have a significant effect on the quantities of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, often referred to as "superbacteria," in surface waters. The study also suggests that wastewater treated...

2011-10-19 13:04:37

Scientists are reporting that household washing machines seem to be a major source of so-called "microplastic" pollution – bits of polyester and acrylic smaller than the head of a pin – that they now have detected on ocean shorelines worldwide. Their report describing this potentially harmful material appears in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology. Mark Browne and colleagues explain that the accumulation of microplastic debris in marine environments has raised...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.